Testimony

2018

June 4: Letter: League calls on Governor Snyder to veto work requirements bills
May 2:
Presented to the House Appropriations Committee: SB 897 — Medicaid Work Requirements
Apr 2:
Letter: The League supports funding for the reinstatement of the Part-Time Independent Student Grant, which assists older students, in the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget 
Apr 2:
Letter sent to full Congressional Delegation asking that they protect Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the Farm Bill
March 21:
Presented to Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committee: SB 897 Medicaid Work Requirements
March 14:
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12, School Aid and Education —  Section 107 Adult Education Funding
March 13:
FY 2019 School Aid/Education Budgets — Senate Appropriations Subcommittee
March 6:
FY 2019 School Aid/Education Budgets — House Appropriations Subcommittee
March 1:
The League Opposes House Bill 5560 — Restrictions on Bridge Card Usage
Feb 28:
Memorandum to House Appropriations Committee: Regarding Continued Investments and New Funding Recommendations to Ensure the Health and Safety of Michigan Families
Feb 27:
Memorandum to the Senate Appropriations Committee: Regarding Continued Investments and New Funding Recommendations to Ensure the Health and Safety of Michigan Families
Feb 22:
Memorandum to the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Health and Human Services on the 2019 Budget
Feb 20:
Memorandum to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Health and Human Services on the 2019 Budget
Jan 17: 
Memorandum to House Tax Policy Committee: Michigan’s personal exemption fix — HB 5420
Jan 16:
 Memorandum to Senate Finance Committee: Michigan’s personal exemption fix — SB 748

2017

Oct 2: Letter sent to Honorables Greg Walden and Frank Pallone regarding Extension of Children’s Health Insurance Program
Sept 19: 
Letter sent to Gov. Snyder on Cassidy-Graham healthcare bill
Sept 19: 
League supports Senate Bill 541 which will expand access to vital dental care for children and families
June 22:
Letter sent to Federal Congressional Delegation on budget
May 3:
Submitted to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry 
March 22:
 Presented to the Senate Appropriations Committee concerning Section 107 Adult Education Funding
March 22:
 Memorandum: FY 2018 K-12 School Aid Education Budget — Senate
March 22:
 Memorandum: FY 2018 School Aid Education — House
Mar 14:
Memorandum: League supports HB 4207 — Community Revitalization Program 
Mar 13: 
League supports reinstatement of the Part-Time Independent Student Grant
Feb 28:
Memorandum: FY 2018 Budget for Health and Human Services
Feb 15:
 State Income Tax Reduction — HB 4001

2016

Dec 6: Memorandum: Concerns about Business Incentive Packages
Nov 28: 
Memorandum: League supports HB 4598 — to provide licensure for Certified Professional Midwives
Oct 17: 
Juvenile Justice Legislation — HB 4947-4966
June 2: 
Letter sent to Representatives Tim Walberg and Mike Bishop regarding opposition to the House Education and the Workforce Child Nutrition bill, specifically the three-state block grant proposal
Apr 11
: Letter sent to House and Senate Appropriations Committees on reinstating the Part-Time Independent Student Grant 
Apr 11
: Letter sent to members of the legislative conference committee on HB 4822, third-grade reading legislation
Mar 16
Memorandum: Presented to House Education Appropriations Subcommittee
Mar 16
: Memorandum: 2017 School Aid and Michigan Department of Education budgets
Mar 15
: Presented to the House Appropriations on School Aid Funding — Section 107
Mar 9
: Section 107 adult education funding
Mar 8
: Third-grade reading — HB 4822
Mar 7
: Presented to the House Appropriations Committee concerning Detroit public schools
Mar 3
: League comments about the Governor’s proposed DHHS budget to the House Appropriations
Mar 1
: League comments about the Governor’s proposed DHHS budget for the upcoming fiscal year to the Senate Appropriations
Feb 2
: Removal of charitable tax credits took Michigan in the wrong direction
Feb 2
: The League opposes SB 542 which would hinder the DHHS from reaching out to eligible clients qualifying for enrollment in the Healthy Michigan Plan
Jan 27
: The League supports HB 5220, Flint supplemental

2015
Dec 1
: Supporting Raise the Age criminal justice reforms to treat certain 17-year-olds as juveniles, HB 4947-4954
Nov 4
: Opposing SB 306 – Balanced Budget Compact
Sept 10:
Third-grade reading initiative — HB 4822
June 11:
Opposing HB 4052 prohibiting local governments from passing a paid sick leave ordinance 
June 2: 
Opposing HB 4609, eliminating the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit
May 12:
Opposing HB 4052, prohibiting local governments from passing a paid sick leave ordinance
May 5: 
Opposing HB 4041, terminating cash assistance to families, if a child ages 6-15 is considered truant from school, and terminating cash assistance for the child alone if that child is over age 16
April 22: 
Opposing House Bills 4188, 4189 and 4190, allowing faith-based agencies to reject potential adoptive and foster placements based on religious grounds
April 15: 
Letter urging increase for adult education | Senate appropriations | House appropriations
March 18: 
Supporting Gov. Snyder’s proposals to improve child care | House | Senate
March 12: 
Governor’s proposed DHS budget (House and Senate)
March 11:
 Opposing HB 4041 terminating cash assistance to families, if a child ages 6-15 is considered truant from school, and terminating cash assistance for the child alone if that child is over age 16
March 11:
Requesting boost to adult education funding
March 3:
Governor’s proposed DCH budget (Senate)
March 2: 
Governor’s proposed DCH budget (House)
Feb. 26:
 Governor’s proposed Community Colleges funding

2014
Dec 11: 
Letter urging governor’s veto on drug-testing legislation
Sept 10: 
Drug testing SB 275
Sept 4: 
Letter: U.S. Sens. Levin and Stabenow are urged to support the Marketplace and Internet Fairness Act
May 21: Senate Bill 934 (minimum wage)
Mar 12: State need-based financial aid grants
Mar 4: 
Early childhood education funding
Mar 4: 
Governor’s budget cuts funding for the DHS by 6.6%
Feb 27: Governor’s proposed DCH budget for upcoming fiscal year
Feb 26: K-12 School Aid &Education
Feb 19: Budget cuts funding for DHS
Feb 12: Income tax rollback
Jan 29:
Senate Bill 402

2013
Nov 5: 
Senate Joint Resolution V
Nov 5: House Education Committee on HB 5111
July 30: 
Senate Substitute for HB 4714
May 23: 
HB 4714 proposal for Medicaid expansion (mailed after cancellation of May 23 committee meeting)
May 3: 
Michigan Partners –  Letter to Senator Stabenow
Mar 13: 
League opposes HB 4118 which proposes to implement a drug testing program for applicants and recipients of FIP
Mar 13: K-12 School-Aid and Education
Mar 13: 
Governor’s Budget Cuts Funding for DHS
Mar 7: Higher Education — Financial Aid Grants
Mar 5: 
School Aid
Feb 21: 
DCH Budget — Community Health
Feb 20: DCH Budget House — Community Health

2012
Dec 11SB1386 — Family Independence Program Eligibility Requirements
Dec 5: 
Personal Property Tax
Dec 4:
SB1386 — Family Independence Program Eligibility Requirements
June 12: League opposes H. B. 5729 which reduces the income tax rate to 3.9% by 2018
June 6: Suspicion-Based Drug Testing for Public Assistance Recipients
June 6: Misconceptions about FIP recipients in Michigan
May 29: Reduction of LIHEAP Funding Case No. U-16978
May 8: Families, Children and Seniors House Standing Committee
Apr 25: Business Tax Revenue
Apr 10: Letter to Department of Community Health
Mar 29: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Health
Mar 28: Michigan League for Human Services Opposes S. B. 351
Mar 27: Higher Education
Mar 27: Community Colleges